Thursday, January 17, 2008

1197. This device clamps onto a table and is used to hold cans to make them easier to open, patent number 906,871.

1198. This was marked "Corn Planter", the seeds are held in the top, moving the lever up and down releases them through the shaft to the ground.

1199. A fisherman's lip grip scale and fish holder

1200. Another version of a Cape Cod Lighter, it's soaked in kerosene and used to light a fireplace.

Someone sent me several photos of a very similar one, the stone is different but the handle looks to be the same:

It was kept in a container filled with kerosene:

1201. No-spark wrenches from a gunpowder factory

1202. A tent peg, patent number 1,724,688

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Last week's set is seen below, click here to view the entire post:

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